Civil Rights - AMH2020 Civil Rights 4/1/2008 Just about...

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AMH2020 4/1/2008 Civil Rights Just about every race/nationality has been discriminated against at some time or another throughout the history of the US. The Real McCoy: Mr. McCoy was an African American inventor. Blacks often over looked in their contributions to history. Westinghouse Electricity. Invention of the air brake. Elijah Woods—Westinghouse’s partner was an African American. He is very over looked in his contributions. Post Civil War Reconstruction. Black voters are marginalized. It doesn’t matter if they vote. Blacks were elected into politics—city council. Black guy elected to represent the black neighborhood…because it doesn’t count—the mindset back then. Populous Movement First talked about it with the GRANGE and the spread to the west, but it also took place in the south. Race comes into play in the south. Leads to tremendous problems. Interest rate caps on loans—Arkansas is the last state to take of the cap on credit cards.
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AMH2020 4/1/2008 Populous had pushed the laws about caps through. White Power Structure Beginning in the 1890’s—Jim Crow Laws—Jim Crow was a white minstrel who paints his face black and goes around with a banjo singing black spirituals. Jim Crow Laws— laws aimed at denying rights to African Americans. 1896—Louisiana—the right to vote. 99% of African American voters disappear from the voting polls in only 8 years. Segregation on street cars. Certain cars for blacks and whites. Blacks must sit in the back and they must give up their seats for a white if the bus/train is overcrowded. Separate entrances into public places. Blacks can’t eat in the same restaurant as the whites. White nurses cannot treat blacks and black nurses cannot treat whites. Blacks in the south cannot try on clothes, or return clothes if they change their minds. Blacks cannot test drive cars in the south. Zoning—telling the African Americans where exactly they can live. Starts in the Deep South but will start to spread up north—Washington DC, Baltimore MD. Blacks are paying the same amount as whites for all of the things that they are being denied. Plessey v. Ferguson Plessey—very light skinned black man who many people think is white. Tests the system and sits in the white section of the bus. 1896—Supreme Court rules that there is nothing wrong with sending Plessey back to black section. “Separate but Equal” the fact of the matter is that while it may indeed be separate but it is sure not equal.
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AMH2020 4/1/2008 Doctrine of separate but equal—stands for nearly 58 years in the United States. Black teachers receive far less money than their white counterparts. Florida
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course AMH 2020 taught by Professor Michelleadams during the Spring '06 term at University of Central Florida.

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Civil Rights - AMH2020 Civil Rights 4/1/2008 Just about...

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